Flu is now widespread and public health officials say one circulating strain may have a greater impact on young and middle-aged adults.
It's not to late to vaccinate. University Health Services (UHS) offers vaccinations for UMass Amherst students; and faculty, staff and students' dependents whose primary care provider is at UHS.
Schedule a vaccination by calling 577-5101.
Vaccinations are billed to health insurance; bring your plan’s ID card with you. Both injected and inhaled forms of the flu vaccine are available.
If you become ill, seek care right away. Medications can help reduce illness and risk of complications, but they're only effective if taken early in the infection.
For information on flu, vaccinations and staying healthy, visit the UHS website, www.umass.edu/uhs.